Oak Brook mall robbery: Thieves take $120K in items from Louis Vuitton in grab-and-run at 196 Oak Brook Center, police say

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OAK BROOK, Unwell. (WLS) — Thieves stole merchandise valued at $120,000 from a Louis Vuitton retailer in Oak Brook Wednesday afternoon, police mentioned.

WATCH | Surveillance video reveals Oak Brook Louis Vuitton theft

The Oak Brook Police Division responded to a report from mall safety at about 3:31 p.m. of a number of individuals partaking in a grab-and-run of merchandise at 196 Oak Brook Heart.

“As soon as they entered the shop, they pulled out the rubbish luggage from their coats and began filling them with merchandise,” Oak Brook Police Chief James Kruger mentioned.

Fourteen suspects drove away from the scene in three separate autos. Police recovered one of many autos, a Dodge Charger reported stolen in October out of Chicago. The recovered car might be processed later Friday, police mentioned. Investigators mentioned they’re following leads, together with license plates numbers for the criminals’ getaway vehicles.

SEE ALSO | Watch: Thieves steal $66K in Louis Vuitton bags from Northbrook Court Mall, police say

Oak Brook police launched surveillance video of the incident Thursday afternoon.

“That is secure space,” shopper Mahboob Abbas mentioned. “We come right here on a regular basis. The youngsters play exterior.”

“You do not count on that form of factor to occur exterior of the town, too,” shopper Jasmine Tsang mentioned. “I really moved in from the town only in the near past. I assumed I escaped all of that.”

This is not the one Louis Vuitton retailer that is been focused. The same crime occurred final month about 30 miles from right here within the northern suburbs.”=

In that case, Northbrook police mentioned 13 thieves and three getaway drivers focused a retailer at Northbrook Courtroom Mall, stealing $66,000 {dollars} value of merchandise.

“We do not know if there’s a connection but, however definitely there are similarities and our investigators are speaking to their investigators,” Kruger mentioned.

SEE ALSO | Task force to crack down on organized retail thefts amid string of crimes along Chicago’s Mag Mile

Police in Oak Brook at the moment are turning to the Illinois legal professional common, who has shaped a job power for all these crimes.

“The legal professional common is trying into this investigation as effectively and whether or not or to not tie it to a bigger scale investigation,” Kruger mentioned.

Authorities urge anybody who might have seen one thing suspicious or has info to contact the Oak Brook Police Division at 630-368-8700 or electronic mail crimetips@oak-brook.org.

The video within the participant above is from a earlier report.

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